Friday, February 11, 2011

God Gave Us The World by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant

WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011) 40 pages
Ages 4-8

Description(from back cover):

Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World,” sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home.

As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same?

With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that…

“Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world.”

This adorable story offers young children who are discovering their place in God’s big world an opportunity to learn about the wonder of diversity, the gift of creativity, the importance of caring for His gifts, and how each child-each creation-is special to God.

Also Available:

God Gave Us You
God Gave Us Two
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Heaven
God Gave Us Love
God Gave Us So Much – a limited three book treasury

About the Authors:

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than 1.5 million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us the World follows in Lisa's classic tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Balitimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children's books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

My Review:
This is a wonderful book to teach children about the different types of ethnicities around the world. I think the US has become a pretty diverse place, so children will see people from around the world right here. Of course, the book uses bears instead of people, which is really cute.
It’s funny that on the first couple of pages, the story starts out talking about different types of snow. I just had this discussion with my husband about the last two snows here at our house. The last one was big, fat flakes and very light and fluffy, and we made snow ice cream out of it. The one before was a big slushy mess. But it’s all beautiful no matter what.
And I even learned a bit about the sloth bears of India, which I had never even heard of before. It’s always fun for an adult to learn something from a children’s book.
While this book is still a bit to old for my little boy, I just know he will enjoy it in a year or two. The pictures are very cute and the story is educational and fun. Now I really want to get the other books in this series. They all look absolutely adorable!!

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*I received this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to give a postive review.

1 comment:

  1. this sounds like a pretty good book for children. may need to mention to a friend thanks rose